POLISH 526 - Polish Literature: 1890 to Present
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Polish (POLISH)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in POLISH 326.
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Some reading knowledge of Polish.
May not be repeated for credit.
Undergrad and Grad
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At the turn of the twentieth century, Poland did not exist as an independent state on any political map of Europe; at the turn of the twenty-first, it is a major force in European culture and international relations. This course provides a survey of the important literary works that track the often stunning transformations of a country the historian Norman Davies has called "God's playground." At the same time, we will examine a range of interpretive methodologies, drawing on cultural and historical critiCIsm, philosophy, and close reading, and using masterpieces of Polish literature as test subjects for the close development of our own critical perspectives. Authors will include Nobel laureates Czesław Miłosz and Wisława Szymborska, Polish-Jewish writer and artist Bruno Schulz, conceptual novelist Witold Gombrowicz, contemporary enfant terrible Dorota Masłowska, and others.

Reading knowledge of Polish is desirable but not required for graduate credit.

Graduate students will be asked to attend an additional discussion hour.

POLISH 526 - Polish Literature: 1890 to Present
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001 (LEC)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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